Friday, August 28, 2009

How to Overcome Stage Fright?

More people have stage fright than they have other fears. The moment you climb on a stage, your body undergoes a transformation. Your heart rate goes up, your pulse rate jumps, your breathing becomes faster, your legs become fragile, your muscles tighten and what more,your tongue gets stuck at the upper palate of your mouth, with your mouth becoming parched. In spite of all these bodily reactions, you still muster some confidence and decide that you are going to make it. But alas, a glance at the audience instantly kills your confidence and puts the stage fright in the driving seat!

Is there a way to overcome the stage fright? Yes, there is. All you need to do is to convert your fear into power. Am I kidding? How can one convert fear into power? Yes, you can. Think of the occasions when you were a part of the audience and were watching someone standing on the dais and speaking. Think of them one by one. Compare yourself to each speaker. You are much better than those people, aren't you? If you are not sure, just create such a thought in your mind. This belief will create miracles.

If you find it difficult to convince yourself that you are better than all of them, then try this. Think of those who were definitely not impressive. You would surely find a few such people. Focus on only those people. You are definitely better than them. If they could make it, then you can. In fact, you can do much better. You will start gaining confidence. And this is only the beginning!

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